THE POST-STAR, GLENS FALLS, N.Y., THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008

Planes did not cause collapse of the towers

Editor:

On Friday, May 16, my wife and I attended a several hours long lecture on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology delivered by Richard Gage, an architect and member of the American Institute of Architects, regarding the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9-11.

In his talk, Gage assembles evidence indicating that the impacts of the aircraft that hit the towers could not have resulted in their collapse.

The sections of the towers below the points of impact of the aircraft offered little or no resistance to the collapsing structure above, indicating that the steel beams must have been severed in a carefully-timed sequence such as happens in a controlled demolition.

There has been tremendous opposition to the acceptance of this reality, but it must be dealt with, because the implications are enormous.

I recommend skeptics to read the papers published online at the Journal of 9-11 Studies, particularly those written by Professor Steven Jones and Scottish engineer Gordon Ross, as well as the videos of Richard Gage's own presentations. A dialogue on this topic sans name-calling and ad hominem attacks is urgently needed

PETER DUVEEN
Hebron
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Response by a reader

THE POST STAR, GLENS FALLS, N.Y., MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008

Conspiracy theorist belittles 9/11 victims

Editor:

Reading the letters section of May 29, I read the letter from Peter Duveen.

So the planes didn't cause the collapse of the towers? I can safely say that you and the fellow who you went to see regarding this matter need to put on your tin foil hats because the martians will be here any minute! You disrespect everyone who died or lost a loved one in that horror on 9/11! Take your conspiracy theories and out-and-out nonsense over to the Middle East where they might even praise you for being on their side!

JESSE MAIOLO
Glens Falls

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